Last year when I played and uploaded a guitar solo to YouTube, I was wondering in my related post if I maybe should do this more often. Don’t get me wrong, I play guitar every second day and there are times when I do it every day, but what annoys me is the video editing. Since my computer does simulate the guitar amp, I record the sound file in my music editing program, and the video comes from the camera of course. So, I have to put both files together in Adobe Premiere, and it’s trial and error because you need to match the time of both files to have the sound synchronized to the video. There were other things that I disliked, but I found a couple of solutions to make the editing easier and not too time consuming. Because really, I don’t want to become a video editor, I just want to save some of my guitar ideas online on YouTube.
With the last video I created a nice vintage effect and I liked that type of overlay so much that I decided to use it in my new video as well, the one that I will show you below. I basically realized, why make it complicated if there is an easy solution? I basically renamed my previous file to “YouTube Guitar Video Upload” and next time when I recorded one again, I just have to swap the old video and sound with the most recent video. I also saved video settings that work well for YouTube and my files. So, in the future, the only work will be to synchronize sound and video after I recorded a new one. Yes, before I do that, I also have to play the guitar, but I don’t see that as work, it’s rather a lot of fun. My new Samsung Galaxy Tab A10.1 tablet makes it easier to record videos too, because I basically have it attached to my camera that sits on a tripod. I use one of those Android Live View apps to see if and how I am in the frame. I might purchase a mount to attach it to the tripod as well.
Before I show you my new video, I tell you something unrelated. I still change some things in my living room. I am happy that I refurbished my apartment last year, but from time to time I find things that I want to change. Today I found a white microfiber cover in one of the local stores and purchased it. I actually want to purchase a new but not too large sofa at some point. I found one that I like at Ikea but it’s white and this appears to be risky. And that’s where I come back to the white microfiber blanket, because I thought I could test if I would see Shyna’s black hairs on it at some point. So, it’s a temporary solution that I like. In case it works well, I can also put these blankets over the expensive Ikea sofa if I purchase it some day. With my new white cover over my old couch, it’s a big plus that it also looks great in my new guitar video, especially in combination with the vintage video effect. If you like, check my new guitar solo out, but this time it’s more of an alternative rock solo… or what would you say?